Italy Rallies Past Denmark For Dramatic Team Pursuit Gold
IZU, Japan (AP) — Italy broke its own world record in beating Denmark to win the gold medal in men’s team pursuit at the Tokyo Olympics.
The squad of Simone Consonni, Filippo Ganna, Francesco Lamon and Jonathan Milan overcame a nearly half-second deficit over the final five laps of the 16-lap race.
Italy finished in 3:42.032 while the world champion Danes came in at 3:42.203.
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Australia beat New Zealand in the race for the bronze medal at the Izu Velodrome.